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The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING

AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The landmark musical SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in

the daring, remarkable SPRING AWAKENING. "Broadway may never be the same again!" NY TIMES



Mandy Gonzalez and Alexandra Socha to Perform at Young People's Chorus of New York City's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will hold its 2017 fundraising gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez and the chorus are excited to welcome special guests: Broadway stars Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica) from Hamilton and Alexandra Socha from Spring Awakening, plus Time for Three, a high-energy, genre-bending string trio that performs music from classical to bluegrass with mashups of everything in between. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American Theatre
by Daniella Parcell - Feb 9, 2017

As reported by BWW last month, President Donald Trump's initiative to shrink government spending involves the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization which provides funding and support to artistic projects throughout the nation. (more...)

OutFox Productions Present THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Christine Penmark has it all. A loving husband. A beautiful home. The perfect daughter. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Leaves The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Theater critic Charles Isherwood has departed The New York Times, reporter Michael Paulson confirmed today. (more...)

Toast Valentine's Day with the Cast of SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

No plans yet for Valentine's Day?  Come spend 'Singles Awareness Day' with Significant Other! Producers of the Broadway bound production are pleased to announce that they have partnered with Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (346 W 46th St) and will be holding a special SINGLES AWARENESS DAY PARTY following their first preview on Tuesday, February 14th.  (more...)

Howard Community College presents SPRING AWAKENING 3/9–18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program presents the winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, "Spring Awakening," over two weekends March 9-18. Directed by Theatre Department Coordinator Jenny Male, "Spring Awakening" will feature current HCC students and guest artists, who will bring this award-winning musical to life for audiences.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26, with official press opening set for February 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Watch an In-Depth Interview With Euan Morton of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Tour By BWW Raleigh Editor, Jeffrey Kare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch will make its Detroit premier at the Fisher Theatre, February 21 - March 5, 2017.  Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. (more...)

BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shines a Light on the Teenage Soul
by Remy Holzer - Feb 3, 2017

If you grew up as a lover of musical theater, especially in those dark years before BroadwayCon, it's likely that your high-school years were not among your best. Of course, high school can be hard for teenagers with other musical tastes, too. Amid growing public awareness of teenage violence, suicide, and depression, and with scientific studies confirming that the brains of teenagers are basically chaos machines, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has turned a spotlight on these issues, and audiences have responded warmly and gratefully. In the story, alienated teen Evan Hansen, who leads a lonely life with his hardworking single mother, has no real friends in high school; neither does another, still more troubled student, Connor Murphy, whose sister Zoe is the unwitting object of Evan's affections. When Connor commits suicide, a series of misunderstandings prompts Evan to pass himself off as Connor's best friend, an identity that gains him access to Connor's intact family, privileged lifestyle, and especially his lovely sister. This charade creates tensions and complications that lead, ultimately, to the truth. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

The episode tracks NEXT TO NORMAL's journey to Broadway. Through interviews with the show's stars, composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Director Michael Greif, and Producers David Stone and Carole Rothman, the episode follows the show from it's first incarnation as a college project to a 10-minute musical at the famed BMI Workshop and then through it's development process off-Broadway and out of town before landing on Broadway were it became a long-running Pulitzer Prize winning hit. (more...)


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BWW Interview: Jordan Craig of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 20, 2017

Jordan Craig talks about how Atlanta theatre prepared him for the PHANTOM national tour. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and Constantine Rousouli to Seduce Audiences in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL at LPR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, announces the cast for its New York Premiere pop-up engagement this February at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 19
by Audition Roundup - Feb 19, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 19, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

New Production of SPRING AWAKENING to Open in Vancouver for 4 Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Come Check Out A New Production Of This Award-winning Musical Playing For A limited engagement (four shows only!) From March 8-11, 2017 At Pacific Theatre. From The Same Creative Team That Brought You Last Year's Sell Out Show, Dogfight Comes Spring Awakening (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

Curve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Curve has today announced auditions for the Curve Young Company & Community Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Christmas musical, Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. (more...)

BWW Feature: DFW Talent Joins THE COLUMN AWARDS For Annual BCEFA Fundraiser
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 17, 2017

The Column Awards serves the dual purpose of recognizing talent amongst the diverse Dallas & Fort Worth Arts scene, and also as an avid fundraiser for the New York-based charity organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

Miranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017.  Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. (more...)

Lauren Paris Joins PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays has announced the addition of Lauren Paris to the cast of its critically acclaimed and Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. (more...)

See SIGNIFICANT OTHER with Your BFF on Opening Night; Rush Policy Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Producers of Significant Other, the new American play by playwright Joshua Harmon(Bad Jews) and directed by Trip Cullman (Yen, Six Degrees of Separation), have announced a general rush policy. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Stages SEX WITH STRANGERS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Sex with Strangers, opening tonight, February 16, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through April 9, 2017, with Bill Simmons serving as director. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Ali Stroker Set for ABC's TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ground-breaking TV & Broadway actress Ali Stroker (Tony-nominated Spring Awakening revival, FOX's Glee), the first-ever performer in a wheelchair to perform in a Broadway show and also The Tony Awards, has been cast in the highly anticipated upcoming ABC drama Ten Days In the Valley, which stars and is executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick. (more...)

Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines, which began with Merce Cunningham's iconic RainForest (1968) and Trisha Brown's proscenium masterpiece Glacial Decoy (1979). (more...)

Mad Theatre Of Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Mad Theatre of Tampa's 2017-18 season lineup at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts has been announced. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol to Stage THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its inaugural season with the musical The Last 5 Years, composed by three-time Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Kyle Riabko Returns to Joe's Pub This Week with CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

As previously announced, Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC for two solo concerts by popular demand on today, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Preview: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Ordway
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 14, 2017

The Ordway brings an innovative rock musical to the Saint Paul stage in it's first national tour: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Performances run Feb. 14-19, 2017. (more...)

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Extended Through March 18 at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Earthquakes in London has been extended through March 18. With the original run close to sold out, there are now eight more opportunities to catch this "dazzling," "epic" production!  (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Shines a Light on THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company will close its season on May 17-June 4 with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).  This production replaces the world premiere of American Canvas by Bill Cain, the winner of PTC's Terrence McNally New Play Award.  American Canvasimagines an ambitious portrait of Thomas Eakins,  Philadelphia's most brilliant and controversial artist. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sexy Shots of Jennifer Damiano, Constantine Rousouli and More in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult-hit film, just began its limited pop-up engagement at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday night, February 11, and BroadwayWorld has a sizzling first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with AnnMarie Milazzo
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 12, 2017

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Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL Adds Seats Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film developed by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, has announced that the previously sold-out engagement will release of a new block of tickets for all three shows of its pop-up New York Premiere engagement starting this weekend at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Sheridan Smith And Chris Peluso Star In FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to The Bristol Hippodrome from March 21st - 25th having enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

The Green Room presents THE VICKY BOOFONT SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Green Room in association with New World Stages, is thrilled to present Season 7 winner of So You Think You Can Drag? Vicky Boofont (Bouffant) in the World Premiere of THE VICKY BOOFONT SHOW! Written by Joe Greene, musical direction by Wendy Feaver and direction by Garth Schilling. Special musical material written by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore. THE VICKY BOOFONT SHOW! will open on Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm; run every Wednesday night until March 22nd at the New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street New York, New York... Off-Broadway! (more...)

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